Wednesday, August 29, 2018

jamaica snifter

1/2 oz Passion Fruit Nectar (1/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup)
3 oz Trader Vic Navy Grog Mix (1 oz Lime Juice, 1 oz Grapefruit Juice, 3/4 oz Simple Syrup, 1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram)
1/4 oz Dark Crème de Cacao (Tempus Fugit)
1 oz Jamaican Rum (2 oz Smith & Cross)

Shake with ice, pour into a 11 oz brandy snifter, top with ice, and garnish with a mint sprig.

Two Wednesdays ago, I was perusing Trader Vic's 1972 Bartender's Guide when I spotted the Jamaica Snifter. The drink came across like a Navy Grog accented with the flavor duo of passion fruit and cacao that worked rather well in the Bahia Sling. Given that Trader Vic's Navy Grog consisted of equal parts of lime juice, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup-allspice dram, I modified the recipe accordingly.
The Jamaica Snifter proffered mint over rum funk and allspice aromas. Next, a tropical sip shared lime, passion fruit, and grapefruit notes, and the swallow rounded things off with funky rum, chocolate, and allspice flavors.

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